Like the woman at the well, we may not always realize when we are encountering Jesus. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on how we can open our eyes and hearts to recognize Jesus in those around us.
Did you know John Wick is a Catholic film?
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released tomorrow. In anticipation, Jose proposes something you might not have considered: the film’s excessive use of Catholic imagery.
Till: An Invitation to Personalize the Stations of the Cross
The new movie Till is based on the brutal killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and how his mother became a Civil Rights advocate in the aftermath of her son’s death. Watching it can help us reflect more profoundly on the Passion and death of our Lord.
A Lenten Meditation on Mortality and Hope
Christian faith calls us to remember our mortality, but thinking about death doesn’t have to be a source of discomfort. Meditating on death can deepen our awareness of God’s presence in our lives and our need to rely on God for our very lives.
Online Lenten Retreat
Join Deacon Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, for our 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am? New videos every Friday of Lent.
The Jesuit Border Podcast
New episodes on Tuesdays
The Jesuit Border Podcast seeks to highlight the work that the Catholic Church and others are doing to address the needs of migrants along the US-Mexico border. Fr. Brian Strassburger and Fr. Louie Hotop share stories and reflections about their own ministry among migrants and they interview others who work with and advocate for migrants and refugees.
Talk 3: A Loved Sinner – History of Sin | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
In the 3rd talk of our Lenten Retreat, we continue to contemplate our identity and how much God loves us. To come to a profound awareness of this love, Ignatius desires us to put sin in its proper perspective: sin as systemic and all around us. We may not like to think about sin, but Damian reflects on what it reveals about God and ourselves. We are sinners, and we are sinners loved by God.
A Deacon’s Diary: A Deacon Going Home
Where is home? What does home mean? Damian reflects on the significance of home as he transitions from one kind of life to another.
Talk 2: God has Given Us Gifts! | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
In the 2nd talk of our Lenten Retreat, Damian focuses on the Principle and Foundation from the Spiritual Exercises. It is here that Ignatius tells us our goal in life and this goal helps us to understand our identity. Damian breaks open this Principle and Foundation and offers a suggestion on how we can better identify ourselves with God.
How do you respond to the killing of friends? By dancing for hope.
After a month of struggle, Sebastian finally arrived at his new Jesuit mission. The people who greeted him there responded to the murders of two Jesuits in a way that surprised him: by dancing.
Talk 1: God Sees Potential in Everything | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
In this first talk of our 2023 Lenten Retreat, Damian introduces the theme of the retreat: Who Do You Say That I Am? The entire retreat is about seeing more clearly who God is and who we are in God’s eyes. Damian reflects on how God created us in God’s image and so knows us immediately before even forming us.
Who do you say that I am? | An Online Lenten Retreat
Join us and Deacon Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, for our 2023 Lenten Retreat: “Who do you say that I am?” The first talk of the retreat will be released on Friday, February 24 and then a new talk will be released every Friday during Lent.